From: Rohit Khare (Rohit@KnowNow.com)
Date: Sun Sep 24 2000 - 15:56:19 PDT
["very busy"... RK]
OMG Joins CORBA to SOAP
Tech meeting stresses integration
09/22/00, 9:00 a.m. EDT--The Object Management Group (OMG) finished
its most recent Technical Meeting Week in early September. Among many
other things, the very busy standards organization addressed
integration of CORBA and SOAP.
Specifically, the OMG's Platform Technology Committee (PTC) began
work on a standard meant to integrate SOAP (Simple Object Access
Protocol) with OMG's CORBA. SOAP transmits business data expressed in
XML over the widely used Web protocol HTTP. To take full advantage of
this new protocol, enterprises need to integrate it with their
existing computing infrastructure. When the new standard is complete,
which is expected sometime in the next year, it will enable this
integration by allowing SOAP clients to invoke CORBA servers, and
CORBA clients and servers to interoperate using SOAP.
The PTC also looked at such things as efforts to standardize methods
to transmit CORBA network packets through firewalls and to adapt
real-time object request brokers to emit alternative protocols needed
for telecommunications and other real-time applications.
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